It’s well worth taking the trip towards the centre of the island to visit the picturesque village of Valsequillo. The historic centre and surrounding neighbourhoods tell a lot of this region’s history, which you can learn from the Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel, the former Cuartel de Caballería de Colmenar (Cavalry Headquarters), the district of Tenteniguada at the foot of the Roque del Saucillo and the caves of pre-Hispanic origins.
From the Mirador del Helechal, you’ll enjoy an excellent vantage point with superb views over the steep cliffs and plains planted with strawberries and flowers.
This area is also known for its gastronomy, especially for its traditional cheese specialities, wines, strawberries, almonds and other agricultural products, all of which are best bought at the famous Sunday markets.
Popular fiestas in this region include the Almendro en Flor (in January and February when the almond trees are in bloom) and the Fiesta del Caballo (Horse Festival) on the 1st May.
Fresh agricultural products and exquisite cuisine in charming rural surroundings… that’s what Valsequillo has to offer!